Wonderful! Another reason (besides Lewis and Clark and the Cardinals) for St. Louis being one of my favorite cities.
I remember some of the guides talking last week about something from the Coolidges being found in St. Louis. We all wondered what and why. Now we know. Great work,...more »
The kids love to run and jump on the words all around the circle. And it’s hard on a busy day to help the visitors trigger a specific main quote topic. But this exhibit never fails to tantalize and exhilarate. more »
Thomas Jefferson Invention #2—the wheel cipher for encrypting and decrypting messages. Try this yourself and challenge your friends.more »
I want to see Jefferson’s five-foot graduated pendulum. That was a request from a recent visitor. I had never heard of it. So I sent him to this site. Our librarians can find anything—I think.more »
Visitors sometimes express interest in working for Monticello. I like to tell them to check this site.more »
When visitors have questions about current flowers or wonder what a different season looks like at Monticello, I refer them to In Bloom at Monticello. Here a few weeks before the tulips burst upon the stage? Tune in to this site in the next few weeks.more »
Many visitors ask about the rounded area at the foot of Jefferson’s bed. A description such as “48-arm coat tree” is inadequate. Here they can see our best guess of the design of the in-season closet.more »